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A Wyoming Game and Fish Department
biologist prepares bait to set in this box-style
trap for a grizzly bear. (WGFD photo)

program that includes research and monitoring, conflict
management, education and outreach and the livestock compensation program. The sale of grizzly bear hunting licenses
would not overcome our expenditures. In general, it would
give folks some ownership in grizzly bears, which they currently do not have, and it would increase tolerance of grizzly
bears on the landscape for those people.
Q: Can you describe the most difficult day you had on the
job, and what keeps you coming back to working with these
animals after such days?
DT: The most difficult days by far are the days we had a
person killed by a grizzly. You are dealing with a family that
lost a loved one. You see what the worst ramifications are for
having these animals on the landscape.
My perspective has changed since I have had kids. You can't
look at it from just a scientific or biological perspective when
you are dealing with an animal that has just killed a person,
an animal that we are charged with managing. Thankfully,
there are few fatalities.
Regardless of their legal status, we are the ones on the
ground responding to these situations and we are held

		

Grizzly Spending
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department funds grizzly bear
management in Wyoming with the majority of the money coming from
license sales and from a federal excise tax on hunting and recreational
shooting equipment. In fiscal years 2016-20, Game and fish spent an
average of about $1,641,000 annually on grizzly bears.

$21k

$35k

$36k

$64k

$69k

$379k
$188k
$189k

$378k
$282k

Population and
habitat evaluations
Damage payments

Nuisance wildlife
prevention
General law enforcement
& investigations

Program administration

Damage investigation

Damage prevention

Management planning

Information and education

Season setting
and regulations
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Wyoming Wildlife magazine

Cover
From the director
In this issue
A couple pennies
Mailbag
Opening shot
News
Griz on the Go poster
Ask Game and Fish
Grizzly Glossary
Bruin Challenges
Allure of the grizzly
Grizzly Q&A
Wild Country Dispatch
Backpage
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Cover
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - From the director
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - In this issue
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - A couple pennies
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Mailbag
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Opening shot
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Wyoming Wildlife magazine - News
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Griz on the Go poster
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Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Ask Game and Fish
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Grizzly Glossary
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Bruin Challenges
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